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Prison officer arrested with ganja at Northward

A prison officer was arrested at Northward Prison Wednesday morning after attempting to "introduce the drugs into the prison", a police statement said.

Government lab hiring new staff to address drug-test backlog

Resignations of two key personnel at the government's forensic laboratory has led to understaffing at the lab and delays in processing police evidence such as illegal drugs, Health Services Authority CEO Lizzette Yearwood has acknowledged, but she says the hiring of two new staffers will help clear the backlog.

Magistrate: Lab drug-test delays making Cayman look like ‘banana republic’

Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez said Cayman is looking like a 'banana republic' because delays in analysing suspected illegal drugs at the Health Services Authority laboratory is hampering the progress of cases involving defendants charged with drug offences.

Suspected drug boat crashes near Ocean Club

A boat, believed to be carrying illegal drugs, was discovered crashed on the ironshore Saturday morning in the vicinity of Ocean Club condos.

Police make two drug arrests in West Bay

Police have arrested a 25-year old man from West Bay and a 42-year old woman from George Town for drug-related offences after patrol officers searched their car parked near West Bay Public Beach on Wednesday night shortly after 11 pm.

3 charged after 980lbs of ganja found along West Bay coast

Three men were charged in relation to 980 lbs of ganja that was recovered by police along the West Bay coastline.

UK naval ships seize $84.6M in cocaine in Caribbean

Royal Navy teams deployed in the Caribbean for hurricane disaster relief have netted 1,000 kilograms of cocaine, worth £81 million (CI$84.6 million), during three raids on the high seas, according to a Navy statement Thursday.

Police search West Bay coastline for drugs

Police officers are searching the shoreline and water for ganja packages that were dropped from a drug boat on Thursday morning.

3 arrested in North Side anti-drugs operation

Three people were arrested Sunday for drug-related offences after police and Coast Guard officers carried out a joint operation in the Kaibo and Rum Point areas of North Side.

From homelessness and addiction to academic success

After years of drug and alcohol abuse, Kattina Anglin is living a reformed life and has earned her law degree.

Nearly 1,000 pounds of ganja seized, 2 men arrested

Police seized 950 pounds of ganja and arrested two men after stopping a vehicle towing a boat behind it in George Town over the weekend.

750 pounds of ganja seized on West Bay beach

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service patrol officers recovered 750 of ganja on a beach on Conch Point Road in West Bay on Wednesday.

2 arrested, 750 pounds of ganja seized at sea

The Cayman Islands Coast Guard arrested two men and seized more than 750 pounds of ganja after officers intercepted a boat off Grand Cayman on Tuesday morning.

Police arrest 3 in search for wanted man

Police officers arrested three people at a premises in George Town during a search for wanted man Simon Newball.

Package of ganja washes up on Brac

Police searched the shoreline along South Side East Road on Cayman Brac today (6 May) after a 2-pound parcel of ganja was found washed up on shore.

Drug-dealing pimp imprisoned

Drug dealer Wayne Carlos Myles, who is serving 13 years in prison on cocaine charges, has received an additional two years for a conviction for pimping. He is the first person to be convicted and sentenced for pimping-related charges in the Cayman Islands.

Police raid West Bay premises

Two people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences following a police raid in Watercourse Road in West Bay on Friday morning.

Police seize 400 pounds of ganja

Police seized more than 400 pounds of ganja, with a street value of $400,000, after stopping a vessel at sea on Saturday morning.

New RCIPS drug dogs to arrive this month

Officers with drug-detecting dogs could be patrolling the territory’s streets and public beaches by the end of the month, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police destroy 320 kilos of ganja

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, some 184 kilos of ganja seized in arrests and operations was destroyed, as well as about 140 kilos of ganja which was found after having washed up on shore.
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Plainclothes police operation leads to drug arrest

A plainclothes police operation resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old man on suspicion of drug possession with the intent to supply.
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Unemployment, drugs hot topics in West Bay Central debate

More training opportunities for Caymanians and a community-based approach to helping drug addicts were two of the issues raised by political candidates in West Bay Central in a debate on Wednesday.

Drugs, phone seized at Northward Prison

A woman was arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle a pound of ganja into Northward Prison on Sunday, according to the Prison Service.On the same day, a prison officer also confiscated a cellphone from an inmate following a search.

Chief justice’s son admits to drug trafficking in Jamaica

The adult son of Cayman’s chief justice admitted recently to drug trafficking charges in a court in Jamaica, according to news sources in Kingston.

Large amount of ganja found on BT beach

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recovered an unspecified amount of ganja from a Bodden Town beach Monday afternoon.

Two plead guilty to cocaine conspiracy

Seven people appeared in Grand Court on Friday accused of conspiring with Alexander Adrian Ebanks to supply controlled drugs. All were given return dates, with two who pleaded guilty coming back for sentencing on Sept. 28.

Senior immigration officer accused of harboring illegal immigrant

A senior Cayman Islands immigration officer, accused of harboring an illegal immigrant, was among five people arrested during a police raid Thursday morning in Savannah.

Cocaine conspirator given 6.5-year prison sentence

Alexander Adrian Ebanks was sentenced on Thursday to 6.5 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to offenses that included seven charges of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

EDITORIAL – Cannabis oil – or political snake oil?

Premier Alden McLaughlin (who is an attorney) outlined the case against moving forward with the legalization of medical marijuana in the Cayman Islands. He then endorsed moving forward with the legalization of medical marijuana in the Cayman Islands.

Drug dispute led to prison assault

An apparent dispute over drugs at Northward Prison led to an assault that resulted in six more months of custody for inmate Ryan Alijah Ebanks.

Bryce Merren appeals US prison sentence

Acting without legal counsel, Cayman Islands businessman Gilroy Bryce Merren has filed an appeal in U.S. federal court of his nine-year prison sentence for drug possession conspiracy.

Man faces prostitution-related charges

A man accused of prostitution-related offenses was remanded in custody Monday after appearing before Magistrate Valdis Foldats.

‘Missing’ woman in court, denied bail

A woman reported missing in October and found last week appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when she was remanded in custody on charges of conspiracy to supply drugs and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Police arrest ‘missing person’

A young woman who was reported missing more than six months ago was taken into custody by police early Thursday in Bodden Town district.

Teen robber gets three years

For a robbery he committed when he was 17 years and eight months old, Michael Aaron Bush was sentenced last week to three years’ imprisonment.

Seized dirt bikes stolen from police station

Five illegal dirt bikes confiscated during police operations earlier this year were stolen from the rear yard of the George Town Police Station sometime over the weekend, police reported Tuesday, following questions about the theft from local news outlets.

Student drug survey volunteers sought

The National Drug Council is seeking volunteers to help administer the Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey.

Magistrate sentences burglar to 22 months in prison

Citing a defendant’s guilty plea to one burglary charge and one theft charge and his efforts to deal with his drug addiction, Magistrate Valdis Foldats sentenced James Orville Ebanks to 22 months in prison.

West Bay stabbing leads to attempted murder charge

A crew member of a fishing boat has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in West Bay on the night of Jan. 21.

Tourist brought in drugs without prescription

A tourist from Arizona was fined $1,250 Thursday after pleading guilty to five charges of importing controlled drugs.

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